From pre-War to Group C: Don't miss the Donington Historic Festival

From pre-War to Group C: Don't miss the Donington Historic Festival

Time to plan your visit as DHF 2022 timetable is announced


An action-packed timetable has been announced for the 2022 Donington Historic Festival, which powers back to Donington Park on Saturday and Sunday 30 April and 1 May. Highlights include two thundering races for original factory Group C cars, a dedicated 80-minute spectacular into the twilight for Ford GT40s and the epic endurance battle that is the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup.


Add in Touring Cars spanning four decades, a round of the hugely popular Jaguar Classic Challenge, the glorious pre-‘56 and pre-‘61 sports cars of the combined Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy race and a host of sprightly pre-War sports cars which are campaigned no less fiercely than their younger counterparts, and you have an unmissable weekend of historic motorsport. Spectators will receive a warm welcome as they return for the first time since 2019, and a mass of other attractions, including car club displays and parades, trade stands and lunchtime track demonstrations will ensure non-stop entertainment on and off the track.


Early Bird tickets are still available until 31 January, giving further savings over the normal advance price – so you still have time to bag a bargain while securing your spot at what promises to be a truly memorable event at family-friendly Donington Park.


The provisional timetable for the 2022 Donington Historic Festival is as follows:

Saturday, 30 April
09:05 – 09:35 Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-‘66 Jaguar cars (qualifying)
09:45 – 10:15 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (qualifying)
10:25 – 10:55 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (qualifying)
11:05 – 11:35 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-’56 and pre-’61 Sports Cars (qualifying)
11:45 – 12:25 Amon Cup for Ford GT40s (qualifying)
12:40 – 13:40 Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-‘66 Jaguar cars (race)
13:40 – 14:25 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
14:25 – 15:25 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (race)
15:40 – 16:20 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (race 1)
16:35 – 17:35 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-’56 and pre-’61 Sports Cars (race)
17:50 – 19:10 Amon Cup for Ford GT40s (race)


Sunday, 1 May
09:05 – 09:30 The ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars (qualifying)
09:40 – 10:10 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for ‘70s and ‘80s Touring Cars (qualifying)
10:20 – 11:10 The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup for pre-’66 GT and Touring Cars, pre-’63 GTs and pre-’60 Sports Cars (qualifying)
11:25 – 12:10 The ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars (race)
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13:00 – 14:00 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for ‘70s and ‘80s Touring Cars (race)
14:15 – 14:55 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (race 2)
15:10 – 18:10 The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup for pre-’66 GT and Touring Cars, pre-’63 GTs and pre-’60 Sports Cars (race)


Ticket prices and Early Bird discounts
Early Bird advance discounted tickets are still available from www.doningtonhistoric.com. Adult (16+) two-day advance weekend tickets cost £35 (£40 from 1 February) and Adult single-day advance tickets cost £21 (£25 from 1 February). Teen (13-15) two-day advance weekend tickets cost £21 (£25 from 1 February), while Teen one-day advance tickets cost £13 (£16 from 1 February). Children aged under 13 are admitted for free.

For further information and to book tickets please visit www.doningtonhistoric.com

Image: Jaguars - Peter de Rousset-Hall


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